Tony Martin (rugby league)
Martin playing for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2008
|Full name||Tony Martin|
7 October 1978 |
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|
As of 7 October 2011
Tony Martin (born 7 October 1978 in Gladstone, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for Hull in the Super League he previously played for Crusaders Rugby League and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League. Martin moved back to England from New Zealand Warriors on 31 July 2007 after two spells with the London Broncos either side of a move to Australia with Melbourne Storm.
The veteran Australian signed a 12-month contract with Hull F.C. after being given special exemption from the overseas quota due to Crusaders' withdrawal from Super League at the end of the 2011 season. Hull have the option of a 1-year contract extension following the initial 12-month deal.
With his contract at London Broncos expiring at the end of the 1998 season, the Melbourne Storm's signing of Martin was seen as a coup for the club who beat fellow NRL side Brisbane Broncos to his signature. He played at centre for the Melbourne Storm in the 1999 NRL Grand Final, scoring a try in his side's victory.
Martin is famous for sporting his trademark scrum cap.
- First Grade NRL Record: 122 appearances scoring 368 points
- "Crusaders Rugby League". web page. Crusaders Rugby League Club. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- Cockerill, Ian (1999-10-03). "Eye of the Storm". The Sunday Age. p. 4. Retrieved 2009-10-06.